Mark Longnecker and the Space Shuttle Scrub

Drew Brophy and Longnecker ion Cocoa BeachWe spent a night at famous tattoo artist Mark Longnecker’s killer crib.

Talk about LIVING THE GOOD LIFE, Mark Longnecker has it figured out.

He has a great house in Cocoa Beach (complete with pool and music room), owns the top tattoo shop in the area, Endless Summer Tattoo, and he can walk to his surf spot whenever he wants.

Our plan was to hang out with Mark and go watch the 1:30 a.m. space shuttle launch from the sand.

They say that the sky lights up and it’s an amazing thing to see – something you don’t want to miss.

But, nothing really goes according to plan…


Longnecker Grill Special

Longnecker Grill Special


Mark cooked us a delicious steak dinner on the grill and we drank red wine.


Longnecker DJ machine

Longnecker DJ machine



The guitar everyone wanted to buy at Expo

The guitar everyone wanted to buy at Expo


Drew and Mark killed time waiting for the Shuttle Launch by playing music in Mark’s personal DJ room.

We talked about a Longnecker and Brophy collaboration on some tattoo flash, which is ironic, because Drew’s never gotten a tattoo….

(I’m afraid one day Drew will go to visit Mark and come back tatted!)

At 1:20 a.m. we dragged Wiggs out of bed and bleary eyed, we walked to the beach anticipating the great launch – only to find that the Shuttle launch was SCRUBBED!  Damn!


Maria and Wiggs in Cocoa Beach

Maria and Wiggs in Cocoa Beach



Birds on the Beach Photo by Drew!

Birds on the Beach Photo by Drew!



drew-and-longnecker-in-front-of-shop

Drew and Mark in front of Endless Summer Tattoo Shop


So we didn’t get to see the Shuttle Launch, but as a family, we hit the beaches and got Wiggs surfing, and we went to the Space Center and got to see some real space paraphenelia:


Wiggs in Space Shuttle Heaven

Wiggs in Space Shuttle Heaven



Space Center

Space Center


About Maria Brophy

During the last decade, acting as agent and brand manager, Maria has successfully built Drew Brophy’s lifestyle artist brand through licensing and special projects.

Maria writes a blog that helps other creative people to design the life of their dreams, too. Hop on over to Maria's blog at MariaBrophy.com

Comments

  1. Howdy! I and my girlfriend are extremely fascinated all over today’s galaxy, My wife and i really like to positively take a look closely of the entire stars inside the actual night time. Now there existseveral planets just simply of this sun system together with astounding a lot of more as part of that wide galaxy.Could somebody recommend me and my wife a handful of fine websites just where we could possibly download various films alternatively images? It definitely be quite excellent in case that somebody come with some sort of selective informations to obtain us.

  2. Glad to see you enjoying my neck of the woods. I hope you get to see the shuttle go off. Ive lived here all my life and is still amazes me. Thanks to you and your web for letting me know about marks shop ive seen it but never stopped in. So in January of 2010 my daughter will be born and i will be paying him a visit for a tattoo. Thanks for your website and your inspiration. godspeed on your journey home.

    Trey

  3. Hey sista! Just got to Palm Desert last night. Glad your trip is going well! I bet Dylan loved the space exhibits, can’t wait to see all of you!!!
    Love ya,
    Bren*

  4. mitch fields says:

    I have always enjoyed watching how Drew and yourself are very giving to others but my opinion is that there hasn’t been a reality show yet that was useful nor did the participates survive with their sanity, after the daily rags spin you and spit you out you won’t be the loving people you once were. LOVE AND PEACE..MITCH..M.B.S.C

  5. What an adventure!! I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you guys to get on a TV show..it’s so deserved and people need a feel good family to look up to.
    Drive safely…talk to ya’ll soon!!